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Torchstar via Amazon.com [amazon.com] has TORCHSTAR Essential Series 12-Pack 12W 6 Inch Recessed Lighting, Dimmable Ultra-Thin Ceiling Light, ETL and Energy Star Listed Can-killer, 100W Eqv., 5 Years Warranty on sale for $78.57 (20% OFF) after applying code HQSVJPD3. Shipping is FREE.

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Just want to say "you're welcome". Bought these at full price yesterday, so of course they'll be $20 off today Smilie
i've done it both ways.. tucked cans up into the joists and just recently ripped them out and installed these. these snap into the tiles, you mount the junction boxes to a joist and plug it in. Way easier.
The thing to remember about LEDs is that they are LOW voltage, DC devices.

You house is wired for 120/240 volts AC. (Well, in most cases, anyway.) This means that some sort of power supply is required to make the two systems compatible. While LEDs likely will last 50,000 hours, the power supplies (the things that covert the line power to lower voltage DC power) will not UNLESS they are designed conservatively. Meaning: COSTS MORE, maybe larger, etc.

Most manufacturers aren't willing to use, say, a two watt component when a one watt component will work. When I designed power supplies and the calculation showed the device would need to dissipate 0.4 watts, I ALWAYS called for at least a one watt device even though a 0.5 watt device would have worked. I was uncomfortable with running devices at 80% of their rated capacity. Just wanted a little more margin and the cost wasn't that great given that much longer life was the reward. Now days, many of the resistors, diodes and other components are SMD or surface mounted devices. As such, they are physically MUCH smaller than the wire-lead devices they replaced. This means there is less mass to handle any heat generated. Granted, most of these devices are in low power applications so little heat is involved. When you get to power supplies which are handling several watts, that changes.

If you've never done so, and have nothing better to do, get a half-watt, 5.6 ohm carbon resistor and connect it across a 1.5 volt battery. See how long you can hold onto that resistor. It will be dissipating 0.4 watts or 80% of its rated power capacity. HINT: It is much safer to not touch the resistor at all and just wait for the "something's getting hot" smell. I suspect it could reach 150 degrees F in short order. (Ask me how I know.) Given that a physically larger device (like a one watt resistor) has more mass and more surface area, it can better dissipate the heat and will likely last longer. This is likely even more so for solid-state, i.e. active, devices like diodes, triacs and the like.

My point is simple: Don't blame the LED. Blame the power supply or "driver" (as they are called) because that's likely to be the failure point. And, it doesn't matter if you are talking about stand-alone bulbs, flood lights in metal housings, recessed lighting, etc. All will need some sort of power supply even if there are 80 +/- LEDs connected in series to form the "bulb." (The screw-in, incandescent replacements have the power supply built into the base. Guess which part of such a "bulb" gets the warmest!) If the power supply diodes, or other components, are operating near their capacity, they are much more likely to fail. It just costs more to avoid built-in obsolescence. And, unfortunately, that could be just what the manufacturer wants!

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bought a bunch of cans and some retrofit LED lights for the cans a few years ago intending to redo all the lighting in my basement and they're still sitting uninstalled. may just sell them off and get some of these.

anyone know how they work with drop ceiling tiles?
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bought a bunch of cans and some retrofit LED lights for the cans a few years ago intending to redo all the lighting in my basement and they're still sitting uninstalled. may just sell them off and get some of these.

anyone know how they work with drop ceiling tiles?
i've done it both ways.. tucked cans up into the joists and just recently ripped them out and installed these. these snap into the tiles, you mount the junction boxes to a joist and plug it in. Way easier.
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i've done it both ways.. tucked cans up into the joists and just recently ripped them out and installed these. these snap into the tiles, you mount the junction boxes to a joist and plug it in. Way easier.
not too heavy to have them sag? and how high is the ceiling / what size cans did you get?
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not too heavy to have them sag? and how high is the ceiling / what size cans did you get?
nah, these weigh less than a lb each. no sagging. approx a 8' ceiling, got these specifically. I just ordered another set since i installed a few more than i originally planned on.
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wow, why not?
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Just want to say "you're welcome". Bought these at full price yesterday, so of course they'll be $20 off today Smilie
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i ordered 2 sets last time this deal was posted, and just recently took off the old light fixture to the house I moved in and installed 6 of this in my ceiling. this works perfect even if there's a joist/stud, you don't need a lot of clearance and support to hold the light. highly recommended. i just ordered another 12 pack. now I have 30 lights to change and wire/install!
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So far I've bought like 3 packs of these types of lights in the past few months from deals. I've installed ONE light, and its bright, and hookup was super easy. Hardest part is running your line to where you want the light. Smilie
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I'm a bit confused. Can these be used to retrofit an existing 6" can light? Or do folks recommend a different product?
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Dang it, I just received the 4" version and drilled out the holes already. These cost less than I paid Frown
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